MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Pincushions and rust?

Over the weekend I created a new pincushion - this one is oversized and just what I wanted...

There's a lovely 'well' in the center which is perfect to store my ORTS as I go along each month.  I can sort each of my needle types (loosely) into the sections on the cushion - much easier than having to keep hunting all over my current pincushion. Another bonus is that this one will hold *tons* of needles!

Pattern is from a free tutorial found HERE  and the fabric I used is hand dyed by Vicki Welsh HERE.  Vicki was also the one who pointed me to the great tutorial. 
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The below picture isn't related to pincushions 
other than by the tone of colour...


Please do embiggen this picture so you
can see the detail!!

Can you guess where/what it is??

15 comments:

Melody said...

I love the pattern and colors. And that pincushion - I had printed out the tutorial for it awhile back but still haven't made it. You're smarter to just buy it!

Melody said...

OOps! I just saw that you actually made it. I'm impressed. I thought it looked like such a fun thing to make. Now that I'm done with my postcard swap maybe I should get busy on one.

gocrazywithme said...

Is it lichen growing on a headstone? I saw something like it on a recent visit to a cemetery.

Vicki W said...

Isn't that pin cushion great? I love having mine on my cutting table. It looks great in the fabric too!

Suztats said...

That is one cool double-duty pin cushion!
Is that orange lichen on a rock?

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

This pincushion is an EXCELLENT idea. I can see that it makes it easy to keep your needles and pins sorted.

I don't have a clue what that rust is on...you WILL reveal...won't you?
xx, Carol

arlee said...

rock lichen in your park?
hmm, love the idea of a pincushion with an inside--but i do love the lovely rusted needlecase you sent me for my needles--goes everywhere with me

Maggie R said...

Just had to pop in to see what you are up to... I LOVE the pincushion and the dyed fabric you used... I remembered I had this pattern! I am beginning to think I just collect patterns so this is very refreshing to see one comlete:)
I just finished my journal that I have been working on forever. It was from Caroles Brugar's class.It was a lot of fun and would love to do another but when is the question:(
I just posted about it..If you have a minute take a peek
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

kaiteM said...

Nope, can't guess. Nice pincushion tho, like th eidea of a centre well.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Very cool pincushion!!! I may need to make one of these. As for the other pic, I can't guess.

Lynn said...

This is a wonderful pincushion, I love the whole concept of having an open middle, and the hand dyed fabric is to dye for *wink, no really, at first look I thought you had been needle felting. Love it !

liniecat said...

What a great idea for a pin cushion!

Kim B said...

Just wanted to say hello and hope you are doing well. What a cool pin cushion.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Perfect! I am forever searching my pin cushion for the right needle. I love this! That fabric is also great. Thanks for sharing this.

Mosaic Magpie said...

Egads!!! I LOVE THAT PINCUSHION!!!
I am doing a post on some I have made and I will have to link to this one as it is so great!
Deb